Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March 2019


Can Al Boum Photo Retain his Cheltenham Gold Cup Crown? 10/04/19
After saddling four runners in the 2019 renewal, Irish trainer Willie Mullins claimed his first ever Cheltenham Gold Cup when Al Boum Photo defied a late challenge from Anibale Fly to win by just over two lengths.

Three Standout Moments from the Cheltenham Festival 29/03/19
The story of the week was undoubtedly Bryony Frost shattering the glass ceiling in jump racing and winning the hearts of the nation in the process.

Al Boum Photo Strikes Gold for Mullins 15/03/19
"I thought I might never win a Gold Cup," admitted Willie Mullins after finally winning Jump racing's top prize with 12/1 chance Al Boum Photo.

Paisley Park is Prince of Stayers 14/03/19
A late surge from Paisley Park takes the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle trophy for Emma Lavelle and Andrew Gemmell in a thrilling race.

Bryony & Frodon Win Ryanair Chase 14/03/19
What a performance from horse and rider. An elated Bryony Frost lands her first festival success after guiding her best mate Frodon to a fifth course victory and the biggest yet.

Altior Wins a Second Champion Chase 13/03/19
Altior extended his winning streak to a record-equalling 18 races here on Wednesday with a second consecutive success in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Espoir D’Allen Shock Winner of the Champion Hurdle 12/03/19
Espoir D’Allen was a surprising but emphatic winner of a drama-filled race in which Buveur D’Air, winner for the last two years, was an early faller.

Cheltenham Insight from Harry Cobden 08/03/19
After weeks of uncertainty following the outbreak of equine influenza the 2019 Cheltenham Festival is finally in sight. Internet forums, pubs and newspapers are all equally full of rumours, gossip, tips and news ahead of the four-day horse racing bonanza.

Cheltenham Top Trainers 07/03/19
We preview the main chances for the leading Trainers at Cheltenham this year. Will it be another victory for the Irish led by Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins?


Ballymore Novice Hurdle 27/02/19
This is already looking set to be one of the most anticipated races of the week. Here we cover the leading horses for the opening race of day two of the Cheltenham festival.

Can Willie Mullins Break his Cheltenham Gold Cup Hoodoo in 2019? 27/02/19
Willie Mullins is one of Ireland's most successful and decorated National Hunt trainers, yet there is still one race that continues to elude him: the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Is Kalashnikov’s Big, Big Price Worth a Punt in the Arkle? 27/02/19
Make no mistake about it: Amy Murphy has a conundrum on her hands for the Cheltenham Festival, as she must decide what to do with her star turn, Kalashnikov. 

In the Formbook: Which Horses are Hitting Their Stride Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival 2019? 20/02/19
With the Cheltenham Festival just a few weeks away, now is the time that punters start to take things a little more seriously.

Nicky Henderson Looks Forward to The Festival 18/02/19
Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed at a media stable visit to his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn that champion hurdler Buveur D’Air had run at least 10lb below his best when winning the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle last year.

Cheltenham Opener – Supreme Novices' Hurdle 20/02/19
This year doesn’t look to have the usual Willie Mullins hotpot, but there are a number of horses who head in with a leading chance.

Top Winners in Cheltenham History 20/02/19
Horseracing is all about nail-biting tension and the Cheltenham Festival is one event that never fails to deliver its share.

Can Henderson retake the top spot from Mullins at Cheltenham this year? 20/02/19
This is an event that two trainers have dominated in a way that has never been seen before, and probably never will again.

Can Laurina Play Spoiler in the 2019 Champion Hurdle? 11/02/19
Can the lightly-raced 6-year-old take on the two best hurdlers on the planet at Cheltenham?

Preview of the upcoming Cheltenham horse racing festival and the betting options/odds 11/02/19
It is always good to get ahead of the curve when it comes to betting the odds, and we have information that may allow you to make a more informed decision about your betting choices for this Cheltenham season.

Leading Jockeys at the Cheltenham Festival 08/02/19
Davy Russell bagged his first Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award at The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2018.

Cheltenham 2019 Potential Outsiders 07/02/19
The Cheltenham Festival is creeping ever nearer which means the ante-post markets are getting more and more interesting.

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup 31/01/19
The big race of the festival is the Gold Cup on the final day of the meeting and is another that looks wide open. Here we cover the leading contenders.

Can Anyone Stop Altior Retaining Queen Mother Champion Chase Crown? 18/12/18
After an impressive return to action in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown, Nicky Henderson's stable star is now unbeaten in 15 starts over hurdles and fences.

cheltenhamCheltenham Racecourse

For four extraordinary days in the middle of March the National Hunt racing community from all around the world converges on the elegant spa town of Cheltenham. The twenty-eight races are the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar with around £4.5 million in prize money and £20 million in bets riding on these Championships.

Punters looking to place a bet on the Cheltenham Festival should get ready to be spoilt for choice of betting offers and bonuses from all the top online bookmakers, as the Festival approaches. With all the betting sites competing for their businesses, it can however be difficult knowing just where to start. If you are seeking a bit of assistance in choosing the right bookie and making the most of their offers, check out one of the bookie review sites. Some of them, such as the Cheltenham Betting Guide, focus solely on the Festival, thoroughly reviewing and comparing top betting apps and sites - so that you don’t have to.

best mateCheltenham Gold Cup History
In the Gold Cup's history only eight horses have won more than once, and the most recent of them is Alboum Photo in 2019 and 2020. The others were Kauto Star (2007/09) Best Mate (2002/03/04), L'Escargot (1970/71) Easter Hero (1929/30), Golden Miller (1932/33/34/35/36), Cottage Rake (1948/49/50) and Arkle (1964/65/66). All the successes were in consecutive years except for Kauto Star, the only horse to regain the title. The Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the English sporting year.